Attitudes towards using The Simpsons to engage students in the English classroom

Heffernan, Amanda (2016) Attitudes towards using The Simpsons to engage students in the English classroom. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 24 (2). pp. 55-65. ISSN 1320-5692

Abstract

This article explores teacher, student, and parent attitudes towards the use of the television show The Simpsons as a tool to engage middle years students in English. Although The Simpsons has been shown to be an effective text in engaging students, teachers avoid using it due to concerns about parental approval. The article reports a study conducted in a remote Queensland P-10 school and contributes to current understanding of the use of popular culture in the middle years.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 03:23
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 04:50
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29453

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